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10 hours ago
Kirkville - Here’s Why Apple News+ Doesn’t Work
Like many, I tried Apple News+ for one month, then cancelled, because I didn’t see the value in this service. $10 a month seems too much to me to have access to a number of publications that I read only occasionally at best; I simply don’t have the time to read all those magazines. Back when I subscribed to more print publications, I ended up with stacks of them that I tried to “get through” every couple of months.
But Apple keeps trying to interest me in Apple News+, and I don’t blame them. But I do blame them for what they present to tempt me. Case in point: the Apple News app showed me this section today...
At the top of the section is an article about cameras, and this makes sense: I follow a couple of photography channels in the app. But below that, there are four other suggestions, none of which are “based on what I read.” I don’t watch birds, I don’t care much about houses and homes, I have no interest in advertising, and I don’t have diabetes. I don’t know why the algorithm is this broken, but it’s broken.
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23 hours ago
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Great outing from Tony Gonsolin. Two scoreless innings and three strikeouts.
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Still trying to get used to the 2020 version of Tony Gonsolin
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Live In Osaka 928 - Led Zeppelin (Rarities Remaster) - YouTube
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Live In Osaka 928 - Led Zeppelin (Rarities Remaster) - YouTube
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Led Zeppelin at the Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan
September 28th, 1971
Here's the new Empress Valley soundboard release, filling in another major gap in the band's esteemed Japanese tour of 1971. I like this one because the band plays a lot of little improvised stuff that really adds to the concert. This release is missing The Immigrant Song and half of Heartbreaker at the beginning, as well as Whole Lotta Love at the end, and the entire encore. As unfortunate as that is, it's good that EVSD was able to put out a majority of a concert this time.
Also, this isn't one of my more inspired thumbnail designs, but major shoutout to the Empress Valley graphics designer for using royalty-free fonts HAHA.
0:00 Heartbreaker (cuts in)
5:18 Since I've Been Loving You
13:54 Black Dog
20:30 Dazed and Confused
50:50 Stairway to Heaven
1:01:11 Please Please Me
1:01:47 From Me To You
1:02:22 Celebration Day
1:07:24 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
1:10:21 That's the Way
1:19:25 Going to California
1:28:56 We Shall Overcome
1:29:44 Tangerine
1:33:28 Down by the Riverside
1:36:14 (silly country improvisation)
1:36:38 What Is and What Should Never Be
1:41:42 Moby Dick
This one was a bit of a mess to put together, as the raw recording was frankly in bad shape for a new release.
In short, there was a major phasing issue caused by the left and right channels not being properly in-time. If you listened to it in mono, it would sound like it was coming from underwater.
After I solved that, the next problem I encountered was that the stereo balance was so far out of whack, that the whole thing sounded like it was hard-panned to the left, when in fact both channels were the same volume. The reason for this was that the high frequencies on the left side extended much higher (about 2 kHz) than those of the right side, really making the left shine a lot brighter. After a good amount of experimenting, my solution to this was completely eliminating the right channel, and placing the left channel in the center, and rebuilding the entire stereo width from there. I put a nice fat reverb on the whole thing which really helped widen the recording back to something stereo, and made it sound much more alive.
The last major problem I had with this, and I'm looking at you EVSD, was the really bad noise reduction on the whole thing. Noise reduction is used to take any sort of humming or hissing out of a recording, without seriously affecting the stuff you want to keep. I usually stay away from this, as it does more harm than good. There's really no way to digitally remove something from an old, analogue tape, without leaving nasty-sounding digital leftovers from that process. If you listen closely in the quiet moments on this bootleg, you might hear robotic chirping or sparkling noises, or really quiet instrumentation get muffled in a very crude way. This is because Empress Valley went way overboard with the noise removal on this entire bootleg. While it's not a deal-breaker, I personally would've much preferred whatever hiss was on this old tape. The reverb helps mask this, though.
All in all, the mastering process was enough that I can safely call this my own remaster.
Oh well. I'm personally kinda proud of how much I was able to improve the sound on this one. I've been taking upper-level audio classes at school for the last year or so, and I think it really shows in my more recent videos. Speaking of school, here's a mix of Ramble On I did for a class using professional equipment, just as something to show for it:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uc9Pn6pQExGIGx68Pem_0WgmfLsMqDdK/view
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One Switch is the Menu Bar App for Quickly Toggling Tedious Settings – The Sweet Setup
Sunset hits fairly early during the winter months, so whenever I fire up the Mac to do some photo editing in the evening, I have to jump into system settings to turn off Night Shift (tied directly to sunset/sunrise times) to ensure I’m looking at proper colors in my photo editing app.
After a while, I got so tired of the tedious hoop jumping that I ended up disabling Night Shift permanently.
Other system settings like this are equally annoying to change — Do Not Disturb is toggled in the Notifications area of System Preferences, Screen Savers are either programmed by time or hot corners, and disabling the Mac from going to sleep requires further changes in System Preferences.
mac  utilities  menubar  apps  prefs 
2 days ago
Lana Del Rey & Chris Isaak - Wicked Game [Live at the Hollywood Bowl - October 10th, 2019] - YouTube
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2 days ago
Lana Del Rey & Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (Full Perfomance) (@ Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles CA) - YouTube
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Lana Del Rey & Chris Isaak - Wicked Game [Live at the Hollywood Bowl - October 10th, 2019] - YouTube
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Lana Del Rey & Chris Isaak - Wicked Game [Live at the Hollywood Bowl - October 10th, 2019]
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2 days ago
The Fabulous Miss Fisher: Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears Review
Warning: Contains Spoilers!
Today I had the pleasure of attending a preview of Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears. From the get go the movie was an action filled adventure set against stunning back drops that saw our heroine sleuth in a series of stunning yet highly impractical outfits.
The adventure begins when Phryne frees a young Bedouin girl, Shirin Abbas from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem. The pair escape the city in a high speed chase that culminates in them jumping onto a train to escape.
Safely back in London at the home of Phryne's cousin Lord Lofthouse, Phryne promises to get to the bottom of a decade old mystery and find the truth behind the slaughter and suspicious disappearance of Shirin's forgotten tribe. As even Shirin's Uncle, Sheikh Kahlil Abbas does not believe her tale of her tribes slaughter and her escape.
Phryne begins to unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and family secrets.
Essie Davies puts in an immaculate performance as the lady detective and Rupert Penry-Jones is the epitome of an English gentleman as Phryne's cousin Jonathon Lofthouse.
With its ancient artifacts, curses, tattoos that double as maps the movie has the fun and frivolous feel of a classic adventure tale. However there are certain elements that come off as somewhat corny including some cliche dialogue that fans of the series will probably enjoy.  The movie has a budget feel of a Saturday matinee with Melbourne's Rippon Lea Estate doubling as a London Manor house and some of the backdrops blurred to avoid costly CGI.
Whilst fans of the series will no doubt love the movie this Phryne fan was left a little underwhelmed by this somewhat insipid offering and would love to see a bigger budget, more polished production. I did not dislike the film but it definitely had more of the feel of an extended episode than a feature length film. Perhaps after all the anticipation of the movies release I had set my expectations a little too high as I found the movie pleasant but it failed to wow me.
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is out on general release tomorrow!
movies  MFMM  phryne  review  spoilers  20s  australia  cozy_mystery  detectives  fashion 
2 days ago
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♫ Listening to “I'm Not Talking” by The Chesterfield Kings from the album “Let's Go Get Stoned” ♪…
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♫ Listening to “I'm Not Talking” by Michael Schenker from the album “Doctor Doctor - The Kulick Sessions”…
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♫ Listening to “I'm Not Talking” by The Yardbirds from the album “As, Bs & EPs” (1/2)…
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2 days ago
The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we’ve driven it | Ars Technica
Decades of aborted plans and concepts led to the production mid-engined 'Vette.
Predicting the arrival of a mid-engined Corvette has been a perennial bench-racing sport in the auto news game for decades. The first of the Chevrolet research cars that placed an engine behind the driver goes back to 1960, conceived by the first chief engineer of the Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov. Now, after thinking about it very, very long and very, very hard, Chevrolet starts building production mid-engined Corvettes this year, some 60 years after that first research vehicle.
With all that pent-up anticipation, could the new $59,995 Corvette actually be both brilliant and actually shy of the mark? We tested several with different suspensions on the road and the track around Spring Mountain Raceway in Nevada to glean the truth.
cars  2020s  corvette  review  driving 
3 days ago
www.dimeadozen.org :: EzTorrent v0.7.0r484 :: Torrent details for "LED ZEPPELIN 1971-09-28-Osaka-EVSD3CD (SBD+AUD mix)"
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Info hash 50f04248ce961c41fd67ba5c3c899cf9985af3db
Description Led Zeppelin
1971-09-28
Festival Hall
Osaka, Japan
Sourced from silver CDs Please Please Me (EVSD 1255-1257)
Disc 1:
01 Intro
02 Immigrant Song
03 Heartbreaker
04 Since I've Been Loving You
05 Black Dog
06 Dazed And Confused
Disc 2:
01 Stairway To Heaven
02 Please Please Me
03 From Me To You
04 Celebration Day
05 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
06 That's The Way
07 Going To California
08 We Shall Overcome
09 Tangerine
10 Down By The Riverside
11 What Is and What Should Never Be
12 Moby Dick
Disc 3:
01 Whole Lotta Love
02 C'mon Everybody
03 High Heeled Sneakers
04 Communication Breakdown
Have a good weekend.
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www.dimeadozen.org :: EzTorrent v0.7.0r484 :: Torrent details for "Led Zeppelin - 1971-09-28 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan (Live in Osaka 928 Soundboard Master - EVSD 1258-1259)"
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Description Found this elsewhere, hope you enjoy.
Here's the original notes:
Led Zeppelin
1971-09-28
Festival Hall
Osaka, Japan
Sourced from silver CDs "Live in Osaka 928 Soundboard Master" (EVSD 1258-1259)
Disc 1:
01 Heartbreaker (cuts in)
02 Since I've Been Loving You
03 Black Dog
04 Dazed And Confused
05 Stairway To Heaven (end cut)
Disc 2
01 Please Please Me
02 From Me To You
03 Celebration Day
04 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
05 That's The Way
06 Going to California
07 We Shall Overcome
08 Tangerine
09 Down By The Riverside
10 What Is And What Should Never Be
11 Moby Dick
Category Rock
Last seeder Last activity 0:02 ago
Size 636.88 MB (667,816,791 bytes)
Overall speed 3.07 MB/s
Added Sat 22nd Feb, 2020 14:58 GMT
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3 days ago
APOD: 2020 February 22 - Central Centaurus A
Explanation: A mere 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Also known as NGC 5128, the peculiar elliptical galaxy is over 60,000 light-years across. A region spanning about 8,500 light-years, including the galaxy's center (upper left), is framed in this sharp Hubble Space telescope close-up. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a violent jumble of star forming regions, massive star clusters, and imposing dark dust lanes. Near the galaxy's center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies, that process likely generates the radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray energy radiated by Centaurus A.
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3 days ago
APOD: 2020 February 21 - LDN 1622: Dark Nebula in Orion
Explanation: The silhouette of an intriguing dark nebula inhabits this cosmic scene. Lynds' Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only visible in long telescopic exposures of the region. In contrast, the brighter reflection nebula vdB 62 is more easily seen, just above and right of center. LDN 1622 lies near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, close on the sky to Barnard's Loop, a large cloud surrounding the rich complex of emission nebulae found in the Belt and Sword of Orion. With swept-back outlines, the obscuring dust of LDN 1622 is thought to lie at a similar distance, perhaps 1,500 light-years away. At that distance, this 1 degree wide field of view would span about 30 light-years. Young stars do lie hidden within the dark expanse and have been revealed in Spitzer Space telescope infrared images. Still, the foreboding visual appearance of LDN 1622 inspires its popular name, the Boogeyman Nebula.
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3 days ago
APOD: 2020 February 15 - Carina Nebula Close Up
Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region's central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds in a field of view nearly 20 light-years across. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic and violently variable Eta Carinae, a star system with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. In the processed composite of space and ground-based image data a dusty, two-lobed Homunculus Nebula appears to surround Eta Carinae itself just below and left of center. While Eta Carinae is likely on the verge of a supernova explosion, X-ray images indicate that the Great Carina Nebula has been a veritable supernova factory.
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3 days ago
APOD: 2020 February 14 - The Pale Blue Dot
Explanation: On Valentine's Day in 1990, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back one last time to make the first ever Solar System family portrait. The portrait consists of the Sun and six planets in a 60 frame mosaic made from a vantage point 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. Planet Earth was captured within a single pixel in this single frame. It's the pale blue dot within the sunbeam just right of center in this reprocessed version of the now famous view from Voyager. Astronomer Carl Sagan originated the idea of using Voyager's camera to look back toward home from a distant perspective. Thirty years later, on this Valentine's day, look again at the pale blue dot.
astronomy  photography  APOD  space  travel  earth 
3 days ago
Kirkville - Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 122: Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
A child spends a fortune on in-app purchases, the CIA has been running a fake company providing encryption services, and beware of public lockers. We then take a deep dive into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency; if you’ve been wondering what Bitcoin is, we explain (almost) everything.
Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.
podcast  security  privacy  blockchain  cryptocurrency 
3 days ago
Kirkville - Binge Reading Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Novels
In early December, I decided that I wanted to spend some time reading a series of books. I’ve been reading mysteries and crime fiction for decades, and this is a genre where there are very long series, such as, for example, Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series, which ran for 40 volumes, until the death of the author. Unfortunately – and I’ll discuss this more later – his estate decided that it was worth containing novels with that character written by others. One of them was unfinished at his death, and his agent completed it, and there have been eight more since then, writing by Ace Atkins.
So I went back through the series that I enjoy, and decided to re-read Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels. I had read about a dozen of them, many years ago, but had not gone any further. So I decided to buy all of the books, a few at a time, and read them. I completed the first 23 novels (and one volume of the "complete collected short stories") in about two months, and put off reading the latest (or last) one until a few days ago. I thought that I would perhaps save that one for a time when I wanted to dip back into the character, but decided to complete the series.
books  reading  binge  action  adventure  crime_drama 
3 days ago
Led Zeppelin – Live In Osaka 928 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD1255-1257) – Collectors Music Reviews
Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan – Tuesday, September 28, 1971
The latest installment of Empress Valley’s Soundboard Revolution is a nice chuck of the famed Osaka September 28, 1971 recording. The five concerts played during late September 1971 are all essential and required listening for Led Zeppelin fans. Free from the confines of the Western eyes, the band would play the five concerts in stunning fashion to hordes of mostly non English speaking audiences, the music would be the translator. These concerts have circulated among tape traders and bootleg aficionados for a long time, and hard core collectors knew the story, the concerts were recorded for possible used of a Japanese only live album. Apparently the recordings were deemed not fit for release and wiped clean, a story that seemed credible until the appearance of a soundboard recording from the first show in Osaka, Black Dog appeared in 2016.
When Empress Valley released the following evenings soundboard, the famed 9/29 concert, it drew the ire of many. The incomplete recording clocking in at 90 minutes had all the between song chatter edited out and sadly missed the entire epic Whole Lotta Love medley, coupled with a high price tag made for the more elitist collector, the quality though, was stunning. The announcement of the soundboard from 9/28 came as no surprise and like many I was checking online forums and Japanese release websites on a regular basis to find out the details. Finally news came with the details I was awaiting, “Unfortunately, this original soundboard source is incomplete. The suppliers have informed us that the only surviving portion of these amazing source tapes feature the set from Heartbreaker (fragment) through Moby Dick.”. Ok not sold yet. Then I read this recording would contain Robert’s onstage comments, finally I made my decision and took the plunge for the cheapest of the three editions, an easy choice from a pricing standpoint.
music  ledzep  70s  concert  japan  bootlegs  SBD 
3 days ago
Vanessa Bryant leads emotional public memorial for Kobe, Gianna
LOS ANGELES -- Vanessa Bryant offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.
Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa praised Kobe Bryant's devotion -- calling him "the MVP of girl dads" -- as she addressed the 20,0000 fans gathered at Staples Center to remember Bryant and Gianna, who was 13.
"God knew they couldn't be on this earth without each other," she said. "He had to bring them home to have them together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi."
The service took place at the downtown arena where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 17 seasons of his two-decade NBA career.
basketball  lakers  kobe  RIP  flying  children 
4 days ago
Michael Jordan remembers Kobe, the little brother he grew to love - Silver Screen and Roll
In Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan felt like he had a younger brother to look after.
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. In the 15 seasons he played in the NBA, he accomplished everything a player possibly could, and he did it at a level no one had done it at before him. So, naturally, when at 17-year-old Kobe Bryant was drafted with the No. 13 overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, he had one goal: Catch MJ, the player he modeled his game after.
By the time Bryant entered the league, Jordan had already won four of his six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Within Bryant’s first two seasons, Jordan had won his last two. Meanwhile, Bryant was still trying to get the “airball” chants from the 1997 playoff series against the Utah Jazz out of his head.
Following his three-peat run with the Bulls, Jordan famously retired for three seasons. In his absence, Bryant, with the help of Shaquille O’Neal, quickly made his case as the league’s best shooting guard, and he did it while mimicking Jordan’s every move: The fadeaway jumpers, the gravity-defying dunks with the tongue out — Bryant had the whole package. It was during that time that Bryant and Jordan became connected forever.
However, as much as those comparisons fueled Bryant and Jordan to go at each other when they were inside the lines, they had a special bond outside of them.
“Maybe it’s a surprise to people that Kobe and I were very close friends, but we were very close friends,” a tearful Jordan said at Bryant’s memorial service at Staples Center on Monday morning. “Kobe was my dear friend, he was like a little brother. Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparisons between he and I — I just wanted to talk about Kobe.”
basketball  lakers  kobe  RIP  flying  children 
4 days ago
Los Angeles won’t ever forget Kobe and Gianna Bryant - Silver Screen and Roll
In a celebration of life that alternated between heartwarming and emotionally gutting, Los Angeles and those who knew them best remembered and mourned the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
LOS ANGELES — The city is still in mourning.
It’s been almost exactly a month since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were tragically ripped away from us in a helicopter crash, and the city that adopted Bryant as its favorite son still hasn’t fully healed.
Driving the streets towards the celebration of life for Kobe and Gianna at Staples Center, the open wounds are on full display. Electronic billboards flash with photos and the words “In memory of Kobe Bryant.” The red metro busses display their destinations, alternating with another message in bright orange letters, all caps.
RIP KOBE.
basketball  lakers  kobe  RIP  flying  children  LA 
4 days ago
James Worthy lost his mind on the Lakers postgame show - Silver Screen and Roll
Studio laps, trash talk, and more from Big Game James.
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a long and storied rivalry with the Boston Celtics essentially going back to the beginning of both franchises. After a brief period of cooling, the rivalry was reignited when the Los Angeles Lakers were rebuilt around Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and "Big Game" James Worthy as the "Showtime" Lakers did battle accross multiple NBA Finals with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and the rest of the 1980's Celtics in some of the most competitive basketball the league has ever seen.
Worthy is now an analyst for Time Warner Cable Sportsnet, but he still bleeds Lakers blood through and through. This is always easy to see after wins and losses, but was especially obvious after the Lakers beat the hated Celtics 112-104 on Wednesday night in Kobe Bryant's final game in Boston, as Worthy lost his mind celebrating on the postgame show.
First, Worthy decided to take a lap around the studio because there is no better time to get your cardio in then while you are on the air...
Then he needed an oxygen mask to catch his breath, because again, it's not like he was on live TV or anything...
After finally catching his breath, he had some groundbreaking analysis about which specific ass the Lakers had to get in order to win their sixth game of the season...
Finally, Worthy had a message for Celtics legend Larry Bird...
Covering a six-win team he loves so much can't be easy for Worthy, so it's nice (not to mention hilarious) to see him get to enjoy the purple and gold for a night.
basketball  lakers  video  tv 
4 days ago
Kobe Bryant memorial - Live updates and reaction from inside Staples Center
Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna's memorial service will be held Monday at Staples Center in L.A., less than a month after Bryant, Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Jan. 26.
Get all the information on the service here.
Watch the memorial service on livestream, starting at 1 p.m. ET...
basketball  lakers  kobe  RIP  flying  children  streaming 
4 days ago
Warren Buffett: Apple is 'probably the best business I know in the world' | iMore
He should know.
What you need to know
Warren Buffett has been speaking with CNBC.
He says that Apple is Berkshire Hathaway's third-largest commitment.
Apple is "probably the best business I know in the world".
Warren Buffett is a man who knows how to make money. So when he says that Apple is 'probably the best business I know in the world,' it's probably wise to listen to him.
He was speaking during an interview with CNBC, with his company Berkshire Hathaway reportedly ending 2019 with a 5.7% ownership in Apple stock.
So just how important is Apple to Berkshire Hathaway? Pretty important, it would seem.
Warren Buffett told CNBC that Berkshire Hathaway's "third largest business," after its insurance and railroad interests, is its stake in Apple.
"I don't think of Apple as a stock. I think of it as our third business," Buffett said on Squawk Box.
"It's probably the best business I know in the world. And that is a bigger commitment that we have in any business except insurance and the railroad," he said.
Berkshire counts both insurance giant Geico Auto Insurance and North American railroad BNSF as wholly owned subsidiaries.
Also interesting was the news that until recently, Buffett has been using an old flip phone. That's changed, however, with a shiny new iPhone warming his pockets. Alongside his overstuffed wallet, presumably.
Buffett, a self-admitted Luddite, resisted using an iPhone, in favor of his flip phone, even as Berkshire doubled down on Apple stock. But on Monday, he told CNBC that he finally gave in and switched to an iPhone.
"My flip phone is gone," he said. "I've been getting several of them" over the years, including from Apple CEO Tim Cook.
apple  business  stock_market  finances  money  interview  tv 
4 days ago
Winners of the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest - The Atlantic
The winners of this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year contest were just announced, and the photographer Greg Lecoeur was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 for his image of crabeater seals in Antarctica. More than 5,500 images were submitted by photographers from around the world. Prizes and commendations were handed out in categories including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Portrait, Black and White, Compact, Up and Coming, Marine Conservation, and in British waters, Wide Angle, Living Together, Compact, and Macro Shots. UPY was once again kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below, with captions written by the photographers.
photography  nature  animals  contest  water  2020s 
4 days ago
Baker has Greenberg at peace after ill-fated AB
'Genuine' message helps Greenberg overcome depression after career cut short
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The voice mail stayed on Adam Greenberg’s phone for 10 years. Whenever he needed a pick-me-up or a reminder to keep going, he’d listen to it. The voice belonged to Dusty Baker and the message was full of inspiration. The first time he heard it, Greenberg cried.
The emotions were much more upbeat Sunday when Greenberg, who was in Astros camp with his job as national director of sales for Chandler Bat Company, popped into Baker’s office at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to say hello. It was the first time they had seen each other in about six years, though they talk more often than that. The hug they shared was genuine.
“Dusty is one of the greatest people I've ever met on or off the field, and to see him back in uniform, it’s where he should be,” Greenberg said. “To come into a team like the Astros with everything that’s gone on, there’s no person that I know that could fill this role better than him. He’s just a genuine human being that knows the game as well as anyone and cares about people. It’s so good to see him there.”
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Raves for Betts' team address: 'It was awesome'
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If the Dodgers win the World Series this year, Mookie Betts’ inaugural address to his new club will go down as the greatest tone-setter since Kirk Gibson in 1988.
Flashback to Vero Beach. Gibson, who had just joined the Dodgers as a free agent, went ballistic over Jesse Orosco painting eye black around the rim of his cap before the first game of the spring, then dressed down his new teammates for a cavalier approach toward their job.
There’s no comparing the 1987 Dodgers, who went 73-89 and finished fourth, to the 2019 edition that won 106 games. But the messages from Betts and Gibson when they addressed their first full-team meeting were eerily similar.
A furious Gibson demanded accountability and intensity. A composed Betts? Same.
“When you stand up in front of the team on the first day and essentially call everyone out, says he wants to hold everyone accountable for their effort -- not just in the game, but in the workouts -- that’s like, all right, you learn what he’s about really fast,” said Justin Turner. “Same principle [as Gibson’s speech], just not critical of us. This was him saying this before he knew anybody. Just signs of leadership, it jumps out at you.
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Judas Priest Announce 50th Anniversary Tour Dates | Consequence of Sound
The 24-date headlining US run will feature support from Sabaton
Metal legends Judas Priest will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a fall U.S. tour. The outing, dubbed the “50 Metal Years Tour”, will feature Swedish metal veterans Sabaton as support.
“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular,” stated the band in a press release. “Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal — we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!”
The 24-date run kicks off September 9th in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and wraps up October 17th in Las Vegas. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public this Friday (February 28th) via Ticketmaster, but fan-club pre-sales start as early as Tuesday (February 25th). Fans can also buy tickets here.
Judas Priest formed back in 1970 in Birmingham, England, and have released 18 albums during their illustrious career. Their most recent LP, 2018’s Firepower, earned universal acclaim.
music  heavy_metal  anniversary  concert  2020s 
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Japan Historics 3, Fast Tuners are now available at Wheel Collectors – theLamleyGroup
A quick heads up that Wheel Collectors has listed both Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Fast Tuners and Japan Historics 3 sets and singles, and you want to get to them. Both are priced to sell so save some gas and time and grab a set:
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Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year - The Atlantic
More than 3,400 entries were received in this year’s landscape-photography competition, from professional and amateur photographers around the world. Judges of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest narrowed the field down to a “Top 101,” then further to award several category prizes and the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award, which went to the Russian photographer Oleg Ershov for his images of England and Iceland. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of this year’s top and winning images below.
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Palindrome day: Today is 02/02/2020 -- the first palindrome day in 909 years - CNN
London (CNN)Today is a very special occasion -- the date is a palindrome, meaning it is the same when read forwards and backwards.
It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.
This is the only time such a date will occur this century.
The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030. Solihull School Maths Department wrote on Twitter: "Today is a Palindrome Day in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). It's also a palindrome day of the year (33) and there are a palindrome number of days left in the year (333). Quite a unique day!"
The Royal Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas was advertising weddings on the "significant" date, pointing out that your two-year anniversary would fall on 2/2/22. "Two being the ultimate symbolic number representing you and your spouse to be."
It's also Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day.
November 11, 2011 caused a major stir, when the clock struck 11:11:11 on 11/11/11. It was the only double-figure palindromic date and will not come round again for 100 years, in 2111.
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For decades, US and Germany owned Swiss crypto company used by 120 countries | Ars Technica
Unfettered access to encrypted messages from Iran, Libya, and others.
Crypto AG, a Swiss cryptographic communications gear company that got its big break building code-making gear for the US Army in World War II, has been a provider of encryption systems for more than 120 countries. And according to a report by The Washington Post and German broadcaster ZDF, the company was owned outright for decades by the Central Intelligence Agency and Germany's intelligence agency, the BND—allowing the CIA, the National Security Agency, and German intelligence to read the most sensitive communications of practically everyone but the Soviets and Chinese.
That unprecedented level of access allowed the US to monitor Iranian communications during the Iranian hostage crisis, Argentine communications during the Falklands War (shared with British intelligence), the communications of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat during negotiations of an Egypt-Israel peace deal at Camp David, and communications from Libya that confirmed the Qaddafi regime's involvement in a 1986 West Berlin disco bombing. During the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, Iranian communications were "80-90 percent readable," according to documents viewed by the Post and ZDF.
While German intelligence cashed out of the company in the 1990s, the CIA's ownership persisted until 2016, even though the intelligence value of the company diminished with the widespread availability of other digital cryptography tools—and a series of missteps, including what a CIA history described as a "storm of publicity" after the arrest of a Crypto AG salesman in Iran in 1992. But the history also informs the US government's concerns over the potential threat that comes from other countries' ownership of parts of communications infrastructure, including concerns over China's Huawei.
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Crypto AG Was Owned by the CIA - Schneier on Security
The Swiss cryptography firm Crypto AG sold equipment to governments and militaries around the world for decades after World War II. They were owned by the CIA:
But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company's devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.
This isn't really news. We have long known that Crypto AG was backdooring crypto equipment for the Americans. What is new is the formerly classified documents describing the details:
The decades-long arrangement, among the most closely guarded secrets of the Cold War, is laid bare in a classified, comprehensive CIA history of the operation obtained by The Washington Post and ZDF, a German public broadcaster, in a joint reporting project.
The account identifies the CIA officers who ran the program and the company executives entrusted to execute it. It traces the origin of the venture as well as the internal conflicts that nearly derailed it. It describes how the United States and its allies exploited other nations' gullibility for years, taking their money and stealing their secrets.
The operation, known first by the code name "Thesaurus" and later "Rubicon," ranks among the most audacious in CIA history.
EDITED TO ADD: MOre news article. And a 1995 story on this. It's not new news.
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50 Years Ago, Black Sabbath Ushered in Heavy Metal With Debut Album | Consequence of Sound
Satanic imagery. Doomsday lyrics. Detuned riffs. Plodding tempos. Pure metal magic.
It’s not a common occurrence to be able to single out one album that may be responsible for launching an entire genre of music. But Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut just may be one of the chosen few – as it was arguably the first rock album that could truly be classified as “heavy metal.”
Flower power and lyrics about peace, love, and understanding permeated throughout society around the dawn of the 1970. So, looking back, there was a void that needed to be filled — for a hard rock band to tackle much darker subject matter. And four lads from Birmingham, England, were just the right men for the job — equipped with doomsday lyrics, detuned riffs, and plodding tempos.
Comprised of Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums), Black Sabbath originally formed in 1968. After going through a few names (including Earth), and Iommi briefly serving as a member of Jethro Tull (check out Tull’s performance on the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus to spot Iommi), the band settled on the now world-renowned Black Sabbath moniker — nicking it from the title of a horror flick from 1963, starring Boris Karloff.
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DENVER -- The Los Angeles Lakers increased their stranglehold on the Western Conference's No. 1 spot with an impressive road win against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, but LeBron James claims seeding isn't a topic of conversation for L.A.
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"But at the end of the day, you go out and play each and every game like it's its own game. You can't worry about what could happen the following day. You can only look at the present, like we did tonight."
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Q Magazine March 2020. 10 COMMANDMENTS by Mark Lanegan | the onewhiskey.com forum
The self-confessed "curmudgeonly old vampire" shares his golden rules for living.
1 IT'S GOOD TO BE DIFFERENT
Don't ever let anyone give you shit because you don't fit society's idea of" normal". The false sense of security some get by joining the pack of lemmings, who would all don ridiculous red baseball hats originally designed to keep a criminal politician's terrible comb-over in place while he struts around in public, are somehow oblivious of the fact that they will be the first to get fucked over by these shitheads they support. Ignorance is at a place where next week a trip to the doctor's office will get you a chest covered with leeches to fix what ails you. Kids, be brave, be smart and don't buy into the shit you're being shovelled. Know who you are and fearlessly follow your heart. If you are out of step with those around you, embrace it. Look how you want to look, love how and who you want to love, don't take any shit.
2 GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALING
If you can help one person not feel so alone, you've done a great thing. Music did that for me as a lonely kid.
3 OWN OR TAKE CARE OF AN ANIMAL
There is nothing like the relationship between an animal and a human. The unconditional love received from a dog or cat, horse or more exotic animal, is like no other. The joy of a puppy tearing circles around the yard, so full of life and fire and the heartache as he grows into an old man and comes to the end of the line. The pain of saying goodbye, the gift of the time you had together and the infinite ways your life is enriched by these experiences.
4 REMAIN CURIOUS, KEEP LEARNING
I grew up in a small farming/cattle ranching community and, from my earliest memories, I wanted to leave. Through circumstance, drive, and a shit-ton of luck, I have been able to spend the last 35 years travelling for a living. I rarely return to my hometown and when I do, it is to see my sister and my youngest nephew, who still live there. My mother and her husband live there also, and they are your typical old, white, xenophobic/racist people who met while working at the Hanford Nuclear plant. I'm of the opinion that when people spend their life in a bubble it breeds fear. Much like Trump's imaginary"crisis" on the Southern border of the United States, the worldwide hysteria over immigration is driven by fear. I loved Anthony Bourdain. He was an enthusiastic and loyal friend but was so important because he spent a huge part of his life casually travelling to many places the US government and others vilified, embraced local culture and put a human face on those who the fear-mongers would have us believe are evil. He was a prime example of what love, courage, empathy and compassion look like. Keep learning, keep loving.
5 EVERY DAY IS A NEW BEGINNING
Every day is an opportunity to create a new future. Don't forget to create your own reality. Know the difference between what you own and what someone else’s idea of you is. It's none of my business what anyone else thinks of me if I know who I am.
6 TRY TO HAVE A JOB YOU ENJOY
Or at least one you can find some satisfaction in. Too many people spend the majority of their lives working a job they hate just to pay the bills. I have been blessed to do something I love for a living but it gets harder by the year for musicians as the cultural shift in how people get their music has driven many out of the business.
7 HAVE A MOMENT FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE
Homelessness and poverty are at epic levels in the United States and elsewhere across the globe. Addiction, untreated mental illness, personal tragedy, downsizing businesses, estrangement from or loss of family and friends to turn to for help are some of the countless reasons why people can find themselves in this predicament. Whenever I see a homeless person, I remember how close I am to such a situation and how my own experience with homelessness and addiction felt like endlessly climbing Everest - starting over every day, and never reaching the summit. The brutality of living out of doors takes an unbelievable strength of physical and psychic willpower, God forbid by circumstance you ever find yourself there.
8 LOOK FOR MUSIC OFF THE BEATEN PATH
I will never forget the music that changed my life. Where I grew up most people had no awareness of who Jimi Hendrix was, born just 100 miles away. My saving grace was a small record store run by a hippy who was curious for the new and weird. When he put on the 12-inch single of the Sex Pistols' Anarchy In The UK, it changed my life for ever. Later, The Gun Club, Joy Division, The Velvet Underground, Stooges, David Bowie and a hundred other artists continued my quest of discovery for the new, exotic and interesting.
9 GET YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT
The Earth is being pillaged and raped to the point where 18.7 million acres a year are being destroyed by deforestation - that breaks down to 27 football fields a minute, an area the size of Switzerland yearly. It is likely too late to turn back the clock on this planet's destruction bythe greed of men, but as an individual I tryto plant as many trees, flowers and shrubs on my property as possible. There is something meditative about doing some small gesture that gives to the Earth and takes my mind off the futility of my actions.
10 HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR
In this age of technology and social media, people like me who make music are privyto immediate criticism or praise and are able to comment in return just as quickly. I admit to being guilty of spending too much of my rare down-time taking shots at the low-hanging fruit of the clichéd descriptors, less-than-informed reviewers and the speculators who seem to know the motivation and meaning behind every song lyric. I sometimes find it irresistible to play the curmudgeonly old vampire and show up with a surprise ball-buster at a super-fan's feed on occasion as well. I'm probably the only guy out there who will find faux-fault when someone writes, "It's his greatest record ever!" Usually the ensuing brief internet conversation ends with me laughing and hopefully my target doing the same.
music  lanegan  life_love_&_happiness  forum  magazine  2020s 
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